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“Well located, friendly hosts”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Aruba Beach Resort

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Aruba Beach Resort
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Levin, New Zealand
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115 reviews
69 hotel reviews
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“Well located, friendly hosts”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights en route from Coolangatta Airport to Brisbane. The apartment was homely, and very handy to local eateries. Handily placed too for other Gold Coast attractions like Jupiter's Casino and Pacific Fair. Proprietors Alan & Gail were friendly and welcoming, and we enjoyed chatting to them. We had hoped to stay a night on our way back a few weeks later, but regrettably the price was way over the top (apparently we had got a special "conference rate" on our first visit). Such a shame, as we were looking forward to chatting more with Alan & Gail. We would certainly stay there again - if the rate is right!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are pleased the reviewer enjoyed his stay at Aruba Beach Resort, and it was a pleasure meeting him. We agree that our location is a great attraction. We were surprised about the comment on our rates, as we are very competitive and offer our returning guests a great discount if they book directly.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Very friendly managers, great facilities (the spa was lovely and the pool was always warm - perfect), clean rooms which are well upkept and looked after. Perfect location, will definitely be back! Didn't want to leave. So close to all of the best parts of Broadbeach- eateries, cafes, and it was a real treat to hear the music so clearly from the jazz festival in the streets just from sitting on our balcony!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
What a great review! Thank you, Hannah, for your review. We are delighted with the positive feedback.
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

As promised in the review that we wrote in September 2012, we recently returned to Aruba Beach Resort. Again, from the moment that we stepped into the reception area until we departed three days later, Gail's and Alan's helpfulness, unfailing good humour and friendliness were exemplary. Our unit and the wider facilities were as immaculately kept as they were last year. Aruba Beach Resort is ideally located in the heart of Broadbeach which enables the local restaurants, shopping centres and other amenities to be accessed by a short walk. We congratulate Gail and Alan on their continued high standards and we give their resort the highest possible recommendation. Doug and Frances, Christchurch.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you, Frances and Doug for your fantastic review. Gail and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Aruba Beach so much and intend returning again. It is a pleasure having guests like you who are so positive about what we have to offer.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I liked staying here. The room was very clean and nice looking. I think the managers are very good and they helped me a lot. I liked going to eat across the road and I will come back. I could walk to lots of interesting places.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for giving Aruba Beach an excellent rating. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you return.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a really good place to stay at. My wife and I were given restaurant vouchers for staying here, and we got some great deals. The managers are very welcoming and the resort is well looked after. Our unit was spotless and the information provided to us was great, as this was our first time on the Gold Coast. We just loved our location and were not disappointed with anything.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
I am pleased the reviewer found Aruba Beach Resort met his expectations. Gail and I enjoyed assisting him and his wife.
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Gladstone, Australia
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I were very pleased we selected Aruba Beach. It more than met our expectations and we can see why it gets such good reviews. Our unit was very nice and spotless. The managers go the extra distance to make sure all our needs are taken care of and they are very friendly. We loved the heated pool. Dining out was great as we just had to walk across the road and we could use resort vouchers and get a free meal if we paid for one. This resort is well cared for and we would strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Gail and I appreciate Stephen's review and are delighted he and his wife enjoyed their stay at Aruba Beach. Many of our guests appreciate the exclusive discount meal vouchers we provide, especially as the restaurants are just across the road.
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I was very happy staying here. The location is just wonderful with many restaurants to choose from. There are two big shopping centres not far away. Gail and Alan were cheerful managers who did all they could to make my stay as pleasant as possible. I could use the buses right outside the resort and didn't have to use my car to go anywhere. A real plus was the heated pool! For anyone thinking about going to the Gold Coast then this resort is well worth looking at.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Alan K, Manager at Aruba Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you, Mary for writing a wonderful review. Gail and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our resort, and, like many other reviewers, appreciated our great location. We enjoyed your company.
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Property: Aruba Beach Resort
Address: Corner Queensland Ave & Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Breakfree Aruba Beach)
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Broadbeach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Broadbeach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aruba Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruba Beach Resort, in the perfect location close to The Star Casino, Gold Coast Convention Centre and the Pacific Fair Shopping District and is less than 200 metres away from the Beach. Aruba Beach Resort is across the road from the vibrant heart of Broadbeach's Restaurants, Bars & Cafes in the Newly Renovated Village Precinct. You are also assured easy access to the renowned Gold Coast theme parks with public transport with buses and the tram very close nearby. It is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages! ... more   less 
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